Souhegan Valley CROP Walk thanks business sponsors

To the Editor:

The Souhegan Valley Interfaith CROP Hunger Walk held on May 5 raised $34,099 for world hunger, basic development and emergency relief, through Church World Service, Elkhart.

Of the total raised by our local walk, more than $8,500 went to SHARE in Milford and Open Cupboard Pantry in Wilton. Money is raised by walkers asking others to sponsor them with a donation. All of the pledges gathered by walkers go to the charitable goal of the walk, since the expenses of running the walk are covered by local businesses and organizations who donate cash, gift certificates or gifts in-kind to the CROP Walk Production Fund. The fund provides for walk refreshments, Walker awards, office supplies, signs, copying, postage, etc. Any excess funds are donated locally to SHARE and Open Cupboard.

The 2014 CROP Walk Organizing Committee wishes to thank the following Gold Honor Role businesses and organizations for their major financial support: Allstate Insurance, Jim Parolin, Amherst LIONS Club, Amherst Orthodontics, Bravo Pizza & Restaurant, Carson City Tire, Crowne Plaza Hotel, Edward Klopfer, orthodontist, Hampshire Hills Sports & Fitness, Haywards Ice Cream, Dr. Kenneth Edwards, Milford LIONS Club, Milford Masonic Lodge, and Milford Rotary Club.

In addition, the following made significant sponsorship donations: Alene Candels, Amherst Country Club, Amherst Total Car Care, Amigos Mexican Cantina, Bedford Village Inn, Currier Self Storage, Giorgio’s Ristorante, Hardman Company, Haywards Trading Post, Innovations Spa, Mile Away Restaurant, Moulton’s Market, Pasta Loft, Postal Center USA, Salon Aquavit, Shaws Supermarket (Lorden Plaza), Somerset Swim & Fitness, Souhegan Valley Chamber of Commerce, Teddy’s Barber Shop, The Black Forest Cafe, Toadstool Bookshops (Milford), Union Street Grill, and Wilton Town Hall Theater.

The 2014 CROP Walk will take place on May 4, starting at St. Patrick Church in Milford. A mailing via the Chamber of Commerce will go out early this spring from 2014 Walk Chairman, Rev. Wesley Palmer, pastor of Milford United Methodist Church, to bring in new business sponsors. The 2014 walk expects to have more than 350 people walking and raise a minimum of $35,000. For more information about the nation-wide CROP Walk Program, visit www.churchworldservice.org. For how your faith community, school, business or other organization, can take part in The Souhegan Valley CROP Walk, go to svnhcropwalk.org or contact 2014 Walk Coordinator John David, at 801-7108 or JGDavid@aol.com.

JOHN DAVID

CROP Walk 2014
coordinator

Amherst